Alajuela is the closest city to airport, only 3 kms away in fact, and about 20 kms northwest of San Jose. The city was founded in 1782, and the church was originally called the parish of La Lajuela. Over the years it became the city of Alajuela. It actually served as the capital of the [...]
It would be sad if not unthinkable to be in San Jose without visiting Sarchi, a small town that is less than one hour away from the capital and famous for its crafts and woodwork.
The little town itself is simple enough, considering it is now known to be the major craft center of the country. As [...]
Grecia is located in the province of Alajuela, surrounded by sugar cane plantations. It has the reputation of being very clean, because it was voted the cleanest town of Costa Rica, or is it Central America? Some say it is the cleanest in all of Latin America, but this remains to be seen, in any [...]
Zarcero is located north of Naranjo, in the province of Alajuela, 50kms away from Alajuela and 27kms away from Ciudad Quesada. It is a small agriculture city with a population of 4060. With an altitude of 1736, Zarcero is cool and green, surrounded with agriculture and farmland, and it is also characterized by pine trees, giving [...]